Shadrach Walker’s Funeral Saturday

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The death is announced of Mr. Shadrach K. Walker, which sad event occurred on February 28, 2015 at the Lakpazee, Monrovia home of his son Jefferson.

He was in his 78th year.

Mr. Walker began his professional career in 1969 as administrative assistant to the comptroller of the University of Liberia.  It was at UL that he spent most of his professional life. 

He later became director of the UL bookstore and later as director of the University Stores.  In 1982 he was appointed UL director of transport, a position in which he served until 1989, when he became UL legal officer.

At the outbreak of the civil war Shadrach joined his wife and children in the United States.  When his health began to fail he returned to Liberia in 2010.

Shadrach Kona Walker was born on December 1, 1937 in Royesville, unto the union of Mr. Thomas Walker and his wife Jenna.

Shadrach attended the St. Patrick’s Elementary School, where he graduated in 1955 as president of the class.  His classmates included Counselor Stephen B. (Bill) Dunbar, Kona Beysolow, A.F. and B.F. Ashong, Dr. Togba-Nah Tipoteh, Lionel (Bliss) Keller, Jonathan Nimley and Kenneth Y. Best.  Also in the class were  the late Anthony A. Ajavon,  Courtney Whisnant and his older brother Lester, Kofa Boe, Winston Henries, Samuel Seibo, Arthur B. Collins, James de Toles and many others.  Rufus M. Darpoh and Jonathan Nimley were also earlier members of the class, but they received double promotions in the sixth grade and therefore graduated with the eighth   grade class of 1954.

After graduation from the eighth grade, Shadrach entered St. Patrick’s High School, where he graduated in 1959.  The following year he entered the University of Liberia, earning the Bachelor’s in Political Science.  He later attended the Louis Arthur Grimes School of Law where he took the Bachelor of Law degree.

In 1968 Shadrach was wedded to Ms. Lucinda Glover of Kakata, Margibi County.   This union was blessed with several children, including the eldest son Jefferson Walker, who followed his father as a UL administrator, serving now as director of plant operation.

Shadrach, like his foster father, Counselor Lawrence A.  Morgan, became a Counselor-at-law and for many years served the Morgan, Grimes and Harmon Law Firm at Lynch Street, Monrovia.

His son, Shadrach Walker, Jr., predeceased him.  Survivors include his widow, Mrs. Lucinda Walker, Mrs. Massa Walker Brown, Mrs. Miamaline Johnson, Kona, Lady Rosemarie, Mrs. Miata Griffiths, Mrs. Jebbeh Jangaba, Mrs. Tenneh Tolbert, Korpo, Kpamu, Fatu and Evelyn   Walker.      

The body will be removed from the Samuel A. Stryker Funeral Parlor on late Friday afternoon, March 27, 2015 and taken to Trinity Cathedral on Broad Street, Monrovia for wake keeping beginning at 6 o’clock p.m. 

The funeral rites will be said at the same church at 10 o’clock a.m. Saturday, March 28, 2015. Interment will follow immediately at the Kaiser Memorial Lawn Cemetery in Brewerville.

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